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Galilei, Galileo

(1564–1642). B. Pisa, It.; astronomer, physicist. His views brought him under the suspicion of the Inquisition* 1611 and 1632; condemned 1633; recanted under threat of torture. Tried to harmonize Scripture with the findings of science*; made many discoveries in astronomy and physics.

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